The role of (in)visibility in hate crime targeting transgender people

Colliver, Ben and Silvestri, Marisa (2020) The role of (in)visibility in hate crime targeting transgender people. Criminology and Criminal Justice. ISSN 1748-8958

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Abstract

This paper explores incidents of hate crime targeted at transgender people. Drawing on in-depth interview data, it challenges and extends established theorisations of the significance of ‘difference’ and ‘vulnerability’ in relation to victimisation. It introduces and emphasises the idea of ‘visibility’ as a more useful lens through which to understand the systematic harm experienced by hate crime victimisation. Through an analysis of complex identities, the paper argues that current conceptualisations of ‘visibility’ do not appreciate the complex, intersectional nature of visibility, which is key in understanding how people navigate their identities in different spaces and contexts.

Item Type: Article
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1177%2F1748895820930747
Date: 9 June 2020
Uncontrolled Keywords: Visibility, Transgender, Hate Crime, Difference, Vulnerability
Subjects: L300 Sociology
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Divisions: Faculty of Business, Law and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences > Dept. Criminology and Sociology
Depositing User: Ben Colliver
Date Deposited: 06 May 2020 16:27
Last Modified: 30 Jun 2020 15:50
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/9214

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